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studioa

Starting a new ornamental garden and raised bed veggie garden from scratch in Tassie, a challenge as I used to live in Qld.

Ribes sanguineum

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studioa

#plantid Same unknown plant, this time showing the trunk of the plant. I wonder if the original shrub was grafted onto something and that is what is growing? I do know some vicious gardeners came in a couple of years ago and chopped down rose bushes, a tibouchina and more.

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brightcolours

Are you sure those leaves and flowers belong to the woody stems?

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studioa

Yes @brightcolours I checked that specifically, following the stems. I just couldn't get a good photo to show that.

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studioa

@nej @KathyB

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brightcolours

So definitely a shrub and not a groundcover!

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studioa

#ribes #ribessanguineum #overgrown garden

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studioa

#plantid - I found this happily growing in the shade in an overgrown garden. Can anyone help me please identify it? Thank you.

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brightcolours

@deekay @nej @KathyB

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studioa

Thank you @brightcolours This could be a good looking weed but if it is, it is well self contained!

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studioa

@brightcolours @deekay @nej @KathyB I asked at a good plant nursery about this and they could not identify the plant. Suggested I go the botanical gardens and ask the experts there!

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brightcolours

Is the stem square?

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studioa

@brightcolours no. Are there plants with square stems?

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brightcolours

Yes! Lots of them. Look up plectranthus...

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brightcolours

@richard.spicer.7906 can you help??

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richard.spicer.7906

At first glance it looks like Ribes sanguineum (Flowering Current) - could that be it? @brightcolours @studioa

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studioa

Thank you @richard.spicer.7906 Yes! @brightcolours it is a deciduous shrub and the described smell matches it - I took home some cuttings and my partner thought the cat had peed in the room (as if Henry would do that)! I am now researching if I can grow it from a cutting and if yes how far away I can plant it!!

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studioa

#ribes #ribessanguineum

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ublaszko

You can definitely grow it from a cutting. I started mine from a cutting last spring and already it looks like a decent shrub. Last year it didn't do much but this year it took off and is now about 1m tall and has 4 main branches.

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